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Viaje Bringing Back Zombie Farmer Bill Hatchet, Adds Mrs. Hatchet


There will be a new Thanksgiving-themed cigar from Viaje this month, as the company has announced the Viaje Mrs. Hatchet will be hitting stores in a little over a week, alongside the return of the Viaje Zombie Farmer Bill Hatchet.

All that has been disclosed about the Viaje Mrs. Hatchet is that it is a 6 x 50 box-pressed toro. The company has not disclosed blend information, where it is being made, its packaging format, or its pricing. A spokesperson for the company simply replied “no comment” when asked for details about the cigar.

According to the company, the Zombie Farmer Bill Hatchet returns with the same details as the 2018 version, meaning it’s a 5 1/2 x 54 box-pressed robusto, with a blend that uses a Nicaraguan criollo 98 wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and filler. That also means it will be offered in 30-count boxes priced at $330, or $11 for a single cigar. The factory producing the cigar has not been disclosed.

That cigar debuted in 2016 as a merging of two of Viaje’s other lines, the Zombie and the Farmer Bill Hatchet. The original Farmer Bill Hatchet debuted in 2014 as an addition to the company’s Thanksgiving-themed Stuffed Turkey cigars, with the backstory that the character was the person who got the turkey from farm to table. The Zombie part of the name comes from a line that debuted in 2011 as a follow-up to the company’s WMD and MOAB cigars, with the storyline that the name came from people’s transitions to zombies after being exposed “to the radiation from the WMD release.” It has also crossed over into other lines, including the Zombie Super Shot, while being the basis for the Zombie Antidote and Zombie Biohazard.

Both cigars are scheduled to begin shipping on Nov. 8. The company did not respond to a question as to whether its other Thanksgiving-themed cigars would be returning, such as Stuffed Turkey White Meat, Stuffed Turkey Dark Meat, Farmhand Andre or Zombie Farmhand Andre.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I’m a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.



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